muscles of back

(redirected from dorsal muscles)

mus·cles of back

the muscles of the back in general, including the thoracoappendicular muscles attaching the shoulder girdle to the trunk posteriorly, the posterior serratus muscles, and the erector spinae and transversospinalis muscles.
Synonym(s): musculi dorsi [TA], dorsal muscles
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On the contrary, during prone bridging exercises, the %MVIC values of the ventral muscles were lower than those of the high and dorsal muscles (Schellenberg et al.
Thoracic zygapophysial joints lie on the floor of the thoracic paravertebral gutter, overlaid by a series of dorsal muscles.

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